elephant’s choice: Best Meditation Cushions. Zafu Designs, Samadhi Cushions, Dharma Crafts.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 28, 2008
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Want to sort out your mind, throw out the clutter, be happier, saner, more yourself? No, this ain’t a pharmaceutical commercial…it actually is possible to wake up, ’cause our basic nature is basically sane. It’s just that all that stress and confusion, like clouds in the sky, has gone done and effed our perception of reality up. So buy ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND or MEDITATION IN ACTION or WISDOM OF NO ESCAPE (my introductory fave, by Pema Chödron) and get yourself on a cushion. We recommend Samadhi, the first and old-school favorite made at Karme Chöling in Vermont, or Dharma Crafts, eco lovely quality made by good people in Massachusetts, or the newer Boulder-based eco company, Zafu Designs.

Check out video here.

~Waylon Lewis, editor-in-chief


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


11 Responses to “elephant’s choice: Best Meditation Cushions. Zafu Designs, Samadhi Cushions, Dharma Crafts.”

  1. Todd says:

    Got another cushion company for you: Zafu Designs… I have one of their cushions and LOVE it… and they’re local… made right in Boulder!


  2. elephant says:

    My ad sales director has instructed me to say that Zafu Designs didn’t make the list because no one on our little staff had heard of ’em (we only read elephant for meditation cushion recommendations). We’ll check ’em out!

  3. Vee says:

    Hi, there!

    In case some of your readers cannot afford to buy, here is an excellent free e-course for Zen Meditation. I can recommend it.


    All my best wishes.

  4. chaitanya says:

    I would like to invite your readers to our site, we manufacture all our products here on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. We have a fantastic range of meditation cushions. http://www.soulsongyogawear.com.au

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    about to do a review on an inflatable meditation cushion my buddy invented. stay tuned….. it will challenge the current cushion industry

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  11. Terri Lane says:

    Great cushions! It is important that you should choose the best pillow for you. The one that gives you comfort while meditating.